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AutoGen is a tool designed for generating program files that contain
repetitive text with varied substitutions. Its goal is to simplify the
maintenance of programs that contain large amounts of repetitious text.
This is especially valuable if there are several blocks of such text
that must be kept synchronized in parallel tables.
This is a program designed to speed up writing tapes on remote tape
drives. When this program is put "in the pipe," two processes are
started. One process reads from standard-in and the other writes to
standard-out. Both processes communicate via shared memory.
The GNU C Library provides the most important standard libraries used
by nearly all programs: the standard C library, the standard math
library, and the POSIX thread library. A system is not functional
without these libraries.
libxcrypt is a modern library for one-way hashing of passwords. It
supports DES, MD5, SHA-2-256, SHA-2-512, and bcrypt-based password
hashes, and provides the traditional Unix 'crypt' and 'crypt_r'
interfaces, as well as a set of extended interfaces pioneered by
Openwall Linux, 'crypt_rn', 'crypt_ra', 'crypt_gensalt',
'crypt_gensalt_rn', and 'crypt_gensalt_ra'.
This package provides Linux kernel headers, the kernel API description
required for compilation of almost all programs. This is the userspace
interface; compiling external kernel modules requires
kernel-(flavor)-devel, or kernel-syms to pull in all kernel-*-devel,
Ltrace is a program that runs the specified command until it exits. It
intercepts and records the dynamic library calls that are called by the
executed process and the signals that are received by that process. It
can also intercept and print the system calls executed by the program.
The program to trace need not be recompiled for this, so you can use
ltrace on binaries for which you do not have access to the source.
This is still a work in progress, so, for example, the tracking to
child processes may fail or some things may not work as expected.
This package contains all the SAP specific locales needed for running
an SAP Application Server.
The SAP applications were originally written at a time when the
standards for various locales were either not defined at all or were
not in wide usage yet before the release of the SAP applications.
Consequently, there now exists a divergency between the needs of the
SAP applications running under Linux and what is being supplied via the
GNU C Library Locales, which follows the current standards for the
various defined locales.
In order to be able to use SAP applications under SUSE Linux (and
especially under SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)), Novell is
supplying this package which contains the legacy locales required for
the SAP applications. The detailed list of locales is provided in
package documentation. These locales can coexist with the standard
locales on your system.
Development project for RISC-V related things
DejaGnu is a framework for testing other programs. Its purpose is to
provide a single front-end for all tests. Beyond this, DejaGnu offers
several advantages for testing:
1. The flexibility and consistency of the DejaGnu framework make it
easy to write tests for any program.
1. DejaGnu provides a layer of abstraction that allows you to write
tests that are portable to any host or target where a program
must be tested. For instance, a test for GDB can run (from any
Unix-based host) on any target architecture that DejaGnu
1. All tests have the same output format. This makes it easy to
integrate testing into other software development processes.
DejaGnu's output is designed to be parsed by other filtering
scripts and it is also human-readable.
DejaGnu is written in expect, which in turn uses "Tcl"--Tool command
Running tests requires two things: the testing framework and the test
With strace, you can trace the activity of a program. Information
about any system calls the program makes and the signals it receives
and processes can be seen. Child processes can also be tracked.
JBIG-KIT provides a portable library of compression
and decompression functions with a documented interface
that you can include very easily into your image or
document processing software. In addition, JBIG-KIT
provides ready-to-use compression and decompression
programs with a simple command line interface (similar
to the converters found in netpbm).